Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

We're strengthening our commitment to social equity

Earthdance is working to strengthen our commitment to social equity, with racial justice at the core. As we move toward more wholly supporting those in our community who are People of the Global Majority, and historically marginalized communities, we need support to complete and sustain these positive changes. 

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Join us October 28th!

with Felice Wolfzahn

Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome.

3:30- 6pm Workshop | Open Jam 6:30 - 8pm 

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Join us October 18-21!

Facilitated by Jolyn Hope Arisman and Kristin Horrigan

Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community. 

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Apply for E|MERGE 2019!

E|MERGE is a two-week (April 9-20, 2019) annual creative residency that provides a fertile space for the interchange of ideas, artistic innovation, and discovery of new models of creation that extend far beyond the residency itself.

Application deadline November 15th

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Registration opens October 22!

Facilitated by Timo Wagner and Lindsay Forsythe

Join us for our biggest Contact Improvisation Jam of the year! As winter swirls outside, we co-create five days of magic, warmth, and dancing celebration together. Workshops, performances, bonfires, and non-stop jamming ring in the New Year. 

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Join us October 21-23!

Join us for an October work party following our Falling Leaves Jam!

We invite you to a day and a half of collective work projects, delicious food, dancing, connection, and good company! Help us prepare our buildings and grounds for Winter and for our upcoming Farmhouse renovations.

Stay, eat, and dance for FREE for your labor of love!

RSVP here>>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

November 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to November 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
A weekend of dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring that allows us to risk the unknown more fully. Morning classes inspire focused afternoon jamming and evening Jams open to all. All levels and movement backgrounds welcome.
January 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to January 21, 2019 - 3:00pm
(MLK Jr. Weekend)“First there was nothing. Then there was everything. We can travel everywhere just by holding still.” -- Richard Powers  Authentic Movement is simple in form and clear in structure. There are movers, there are witnesses. The movers are invited to move with eyes...
May 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 26, 2019 - 3:00pm
Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? Offering grounding, embodied practices, 3 classes daily, POC only and + Allies spaces, questions into dancing.(Photo: Mark Koenig, Nuria Bowart, & Ray Chung, credit ...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

October 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. *Note: This Jam will take place on the 3rd Sunday of the month $10 - $15(No one turned away...
October 28, 2018 -
3:30pm to 6:00pm
Our final Sunday CI workshop of the year!  Learn & practice the form of Contact Improvisation (CI) from amazing teachers. Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome. 3:30...
October 28, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us for an open CI jam following our Sunday CI Workshop Series. $10 - $20Free for workshop participants (no one turned away for lack of funds)